Beckett & Others v Anglo Beef Processors Ltd t/a ABP UK [2024]

  • Decision Number
    NIIT 36321/21
  • Legal Body
    Northern Ireland Industrial Tribunal (NIIT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Pay, Coronavirus/Covid-19
Issues covered: Unlawful Deduction from Wages; Detriment; Coronavirus


This was a multiple claim involving four claimants from a pool of 55 original claimants.   The background is that each claimant had either walked out of the premises or failed to attend the premises on Wednesday 25th March 2020.  This was at the beginning of the original lockdown caused as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The basis of the claim was that the claimants suffered a health and safety detriment as a result of a deduction of pay from their failure to attend on 25th March 2020. 

The respondent’s premises were allowed to remain open as an essential business.  This required two metres social distancing where possible.  The Tribunal noted

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This article is correct at 10/04/2024

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